Ham Radio: 40 metre dipole in a small space

 How hard is it to fit an efficient 40 meter dipole antenna into a small, often awkward urban lot?

This seemingly impossible task can solved with this beautiful adaptation by Tim (G5TM).

Some #12 gauge wire, a few lengths of 450-ohm ladder line, and a suitable feed line, will enable you to "squeeze" that large 40 meter dipole into a much small space.

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Here are some notes from Tim (G5TM):

How I squeezed in a 40 metre dipole into a small garden! Connect with my channel by subscribing and commenting

Typical Half-wave Dipole Current Pattern

Far End of Each Dipole Leg

Full Size 40m Dipole



Tim G5TM


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